To go along with our mermaid theme this week, I made my girls a surprise mermaid picnic.
Our menu included a hot dog octopus, berry jello "ocean" cup with goldfish, a watermelon seahorse (yeah, I had no clue it was a YELLOW watermelon until I cut into it), and the pièce de résistance: a mermaid tail smoothie push pop.
I recently bought this 4-Piece Silicone Ice Pop Set from Amazon and have been loving them. For this meal, I simply blended a frozen banana with a handful of strawberries, filled the molds, and let them freeze for a couple hours. To turn the push pop into a mermaid tail, all you have to do is cut out a whale tail shape from adhesive-backed craft foam.
The girls loved their special meal... and I had a lot of fun preparing it!
Mermaid Cookbook by Barbara Beery
If you're looking for a kids cookbook with ocean and mermaid-themed food, this is your book. All of Barbara Beery's books feature fun recipes geared toward school-aged girls. Most of the recipes are for snacks or desserts.